NEXT SUNDAY MEDITATION AND DISCUSSION:
SUNDAY, February 4, 2023
9:30am – 10:45am PT
Teacher: Carla Brennan
We will start the session with a 35 minute meditation. After that Carla may suggest a topic or ask for questions from the participants. A discussion will follow. Breakout rooms for dyads or small groups may be included. Bring your interest, care and curiosity! For those who want to continue the conversation, Carla will stay on call for about 15 minutes after the formal end.
7-DAY NATURE-BASED RETREAT
Meditation, Embodiment and Awakening in Nature
With Peter Williams and Carla Brennan
June 24 – 30, 2024
“Our exaggerated separateness from nature creates a deep ache, an emptiness and longing that is difficult to name. This retreat is a healing balm of deep immersion in the outdoors through meditation and silence. When we meditate in nature our minds become open and still and we marvel at the ordinary magic around us – the spray of colors in a field of wildflowers, a dewdrop on the tip of an aspen leaf, clouds scudding across the high peaks. Putting into practice the Buddha’s ancient teaching of meditating outdoors, trees, birds, moose and mountains become our teachers.
As a group, we will practice toward greater embodiment and presence. Free from concepts of nature and human, self and other, we become part of the miraculous flow of nature. This retreat will offer a variety of sitting and moving meditations, dharma talks, and an opportunity for personal exploration. All of these practices deepen self-awareness, reveal the mystery of our true nature, ignite profound compassion, and bring us back to our true home. There will be mindful hiking on the land. Participants need to be able to do hikes of one to three miles.”